Chennai XI vs Rajasthan XI 47th Match at Abu Dhabi, 02 Oct, 2021

Toss: Rajasthan, who chose to bowl
Chennai XI 189/4 (20)
Rajasthan XI 190/3 (17.3)
Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Glenn Phillips 14 * (8)
  • Shivam Dube 64 * (42)

Over 15.5 Shardul Thakur bowls a pitched up delivery to Glenn Phillips, no run, gets forward and driven straight to cover

Over 15.6 Shardul Thakur bowls it short of length to Glenn Phillips, no run, gets on top of the bounce and cuts it straight to the man at backward point.

Over 16.2: Noball + No runs off the bat. Sam Curran to Glenn Phillips, goes deep inside the crease and tried his best to get to the ball. Almost ran towards the backward square leg region

Over 16.2 Sam Curran bowls a pitched up delivery to Shivam Dube, Boundary! Moves leg-side and slaps the cut through extra cover. Struck really hard. A boundary off the free-hit

Over 16.3 Sam Curran bowls a good length delivery to Shivam Dube, 2 runs, stays leg-side of the ball drives to deep point

Over 16.6 Sam Curran bowls a good length delivery to Glenn Phillips,Six! Shuffles and pummels it over deep square leg with a disdainful pull shot. Right off the meat of the bat

Over 17.3 Moeen Ali tossed up delivery to Glenn Phillips,1 run, gets forward and drives it to sweeper cover and gets the winning run.

Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets

MS Dhoni (CSK ): A bad toss to lose. 190 was a good score, and the dew made it flat, and the ball started coming on well. You needed to bat well, and they did that, and put pressure on the bowlers. They just took the game away in the first 6 overs. 250 would've been closer to par, given the way they were going. It was stopping a bit with their wristspinners, and it started coming on better later, that's when Ruturaj capitalised really well. Often when you lose the game it can get brushed under the carpet but it was a brilliant innings. I think the batsmen must assess quickly what is a good score, and you tend to go hard in the format and then realise that it's not a 160-180 wicket. They assessed the conditions quickly, and they didn't let pressure get to the middle order. Deepak played really well, and the bowlers were under the pump. We should have used the dimensions better. It's important to forget but also learn from this game, because there's no point learning if this happens in a playoff match.